Carboxytherapy is not new – it was developed in France in the 1930s as a therapeutic treatment for serious health conditions – but in recent years it has gained popularity as an aesthetic treatment for both the face and body. Carboxytherapy is particularly popular in Brazil, the country that’s dedicated to the body beautiful, for its ability to improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks and reduce fat deposits.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get asked about carboxytherapy at our central London aesthetic clinic:
What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is the delivery of carbon dioxide gas under the skin’s surface. This gas is present in the body at all times; we breathe in oxygen that is then turned into carbon dioxide which we expel as a waste product. As we age, though, blood circulation in the skin becomes sluggish, meaning a decrease in cell turnover and collagen production.
By injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide below the surface of the skin we trick the body into speeding up blood circulation. Carboxytherapy can be used to treat cellulite, stretch marks and other scars. It also provides an all-over skin rejuvenation by strengthening skin elasticity, stimulating collagen production and increasing blood supply to the target area, so in the face it can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten up loose skin and brighten dark under eye circles. The latter problem is particularly difficult to treat with the other aesthetic treatments at our disposal making carboxytherapy unique.
How long will my carboxytherapy treatment take?
This very much depends on the area to be treated. Approximately, the treatment session should last about 30 minutes.
Can my carboxytherapy treatment be repeated?
Carboxytherapy can be repeated as many times as required and, in fact, we advise between six and twelve carboxytherapy treatment sessions to ensure the best results possible. Afterwards, you’ll be advised on the frequency of top-up sessions required.
Is carboxytherapy painful?
Patient response is always individual, but we find that most carboxytherapy patients at our London aesthetic clinic feel just mild discomfort, often described as a tingling or burning sensation.
What will I see results?
Again, every patient responds differently and some see a difference after the first couple of treatments, whereas other patients require the full treatment programme to gain the expected results.
These results should be long lasting, but many patients return for top-up treatments to ensure they see the benefits for many years to come.
If you have any further questions about carboxytherapy, call 020 7224 2247 to book a consultation.